Regular admissions

Admissions to the Doctoral School are awarded on a competitive basis. The competition is conducted by the Admission Committee composed of researchers from the Institutes that run the Doctoral School in order to select the best candidates through evaluation (in the form of scoring) their study results, scientific achievements, and knowledge in the field of higher education in connection with the subject of their master's thesis and the topic selected for implementation during the doctoral studies. The candidates with the highest scores are admitted to the Doctoral School. Admission to the Doctoral School takes place by enrolling a candidate on the list of doctoral students in a given academic year.

The regular admissions period starts in September and detailed recruitment rules are announced five months in advance. Research topics proposed to candidates, along with the admission limit to the Doctoral School, are announced in early July.

Terms and conditions of admissions

Admission to the Doctoral School takes place through a competition, the rules and requirements of which are approved by the Council of the Doctoral School and the Scientific Council of IB PAS:

Admission Committee

Director of the W. Szafer Institute of Botany of the Polish Academy of Sciences appointed the Admission Committee for the recruitment of candidates for the Doctoral School of Natural and Agricultural Sciences for the academic year 2023/2024, composed of:

  • Dr. Agnieszka Bednarska (Chairwoman)
  • Professor Franciszek Janowiak
  • Dr. Łukasz Kajtoch
  • Dr. Paweł Kapusta
  • Dr. Joanna Nowak
  • Professor Henryk Okarma
  • Dr. Grażyna Szarek-Łukaszewska
  • Professor Lucyna Śliwa
  • Dr. Sebastian Tarcz
  • Dr. Elżbieta Wilk-Woźniak
  • Dr. Piotr Wójcik
  • Professor Iwona Żur
  • Anna Misiewicz
  • Marcin Wiorek

Required documents

The list of obligatory documents and their form are specified in the Rules for Admission (see above).

Non-standard admissions (research project recruitment)

The competition for a doctoral student for a research project under the Doctoral School takes place on the terms and according to the schedule announced at the Institute which is the beneficiary of the project.

Current project recruitment:

The Institute of Nature Protection of the Polish Academy of Sciences announced admission to the research topic "Impact of pesticides on insect pollinators: implications for environmental risk assessment".

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Downloadable Documents